The editors of Time are evidently very excited by the upcoming newest edition of Dover’s series of First Family paper dolls. But they can’t wait that long! Hence, this cover.
I can see the big idea. Apperently Obama is facing issues similar to those faced by F.D.R. and he would do well to learn from his example. But could there have been a less cheesy way of illustrating this concept? The New Yorker apparently thinks he’s the new Lincoln and they illustrated that idea without resorting to stovepipe hat symbolism.